Amy Minor, Colchester High School’s principal, has crafted an initiative aimed at building community spirit and raising money to benefit children battling cancer.
The goal is to raise a minimum of $2,500 through a raffle in order to send at least one child with cancer to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont. Raffle-winning students representing each grade will snip the hair of a number of staffers—including Ms. Minor—at school-wide pep rally on Thursday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. Other supporters can purchase the tickets and designate a student for the hair-cutting honor. The cuttings will be donated to Locks of Love.
This is a human interest story of vast consequence. It highlights a creative community-building opportunity encouraging everyone to unite for a common cause and bringing hope to those who need it most.
We have all been touched by cancer in one way or another. Please help us spread the word about this creative and engaging initiative. We’d love for this story to be heard all across the country; we’d love for the world to know what a school in northern Vermont is doing to band together for a common purpose and as a show of solidarity and compassion. This is yet another example of why this community deserves to feel proud of itself and why this is such a special place to live, work, and learn. We have an amazing community full of people who want to make a difference.
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